The Texas Bar Foundation recently awarded Mosaic with a $15,000 grant in support of its Multicultural Legal Services Program. The generous grant will help us continue to provide free immigration and family law services for immigrant victims of human rights abuses, primarily domestic violence and human trafficking.
Access to legal services is vital for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking; however, immigrant victims are far less likely to report such crimes than their domestic-born counterparts. Severe isolation and major cultural, linguistic, and financial barriers often keep them from seeking help, and many come from countries where laws against domestic violence and trafficking are nonexistent, limited, or ignored. Consequently, many are unaware of their rights and the resources available to them. Mosaic reaches out to these individuals to provide information, help, and hope.
Mosaic’s two attorneys and legal assistant represent clients during divorce, child custody, child support, and protective order hearings. Additionally, they provide extensive assistance to survivors of human rights abuses who qualify for immigration relief for which they are eligible due to their victimization. Each year, Mosaic’s Multicultural Legal Services Program serves approximately 900 people in the North Texas area.
About the Texas Bar Foundation
Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $15 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation. To learn more about the Texas Bar Foundation, visit www.txbf.org.